Health Translation SA, SAHMRI and the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health are on the front line of the COVID-19 response.
We are working together to gather and assess the best evidence in response to a variety of questions about COVID-19, to inform the planning and decision making of the SA COVID-19 Taskforce and the Chief Public Health Officer. This work is co-ordinated by Professor Caroline Miller – Director of the Health Policy Centre at SAHMRI. The ‘Evidence Updates’ are developed in response to specific questions from the SA COVID-19 Taskforce received on a daily basis. The evidence updates can also be used to inform national policy and response.
PDFs of each complete Evidence Update are available below.
In this rapidly changing environment of COVID-19, these documents summarise available evidence at time of publication. Evidence reviews are updated as new evidence emerges.
Can a person with COVID-19 spread the disease if they don’t have any symptoms?
How safe is domestic air travel?
Are meat packing facilities particularly conducive to spread of COVID-19?
How useful is temperature screening for COVID-19?
Does COVID-19 impact smokers differently?
How do we prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in remote communities?
Should schools remain open?
Can we reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in long-term care facilities?
Does cancer treatment affect the risk of COVID-19 infection?
Are loss of taste or smell symptoms of COVID-19?
How does your level of exposure impact the severity of COVID-19 infection?
What are the predictors of admission to Intensive Care Units?
What impact could COVID-19 have on pregnancy?